It used to be that the only way to comply with Web accessibility standards for persons with disabilities or difficulties was to publish content in HTML. Now that PDF is recognized as a legitimate primary format for accessible publishing, there’s a need for people to understand what constitutes sufficiently-accessible PDF, and the steps to get there with the least expense and effort. One of the most exciting parts of the new Standard On Web Accessibility and WCAG 2.0 is that it is now feasible for you to choose PDF as the only container for certain content on your Web site … but only if you know how.
What You Will Learn
You will learn how to make your current sites more accessible by complying with current standards and guidelines. Specifically, you will learn:
Why accessibility matters to everyone, not just those with disabilities, The major disabilities and challenges: what they are and what technologies are typically used to mitigate them, W3C WCAG checkpoints, Common Look and Feel 2.0 standards and guidelines
Specific technologies and design techniques used to satisfy accessibility concerns, Testing frameworks for accessibility issues
How to make PDF files more accessible, Where accessibility meets usability,